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Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/24/rich-men-in-london-still-deciding-africas-future/

Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. In return for receiving aid money and corporate investment, African countries have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to acquire farmland, control seed supplies and export produce.

Last year, Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said:

“It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems. Africa can produce enough food to feed its people. The problem is that our food system is geared to the luxury tastes of the richest, not the needs of ordinary people. Here the British government is using aid money to make the problem even worse.”

Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Benin, Malawi and Senegal are all involved in the New Alliance

To see this in action, we need look no further to a conference held on Monday 23 March in London, organised by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This secretive, invitation-only meeting with aid donors and big seed companies discussed a strategy to make it easier for these companies to sell patented seeds in Africa and thus increase corporate control of seeds
Full Article: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future

Note: Ethiopian statists are currently stealing Oromo land, Burkina Faso has French and US military fighting the terrorist bogeyman al-whatever-we-want-to-call-it, Nigeria has Bogus Haram.
I am contemptous of these “terror” groups as their actions progress statist/pirate interests! Furthermore with the outsourcing of murder by the Statists and corporate pirates to mercenaries it requires little imagination to envision convenient acts of terror.
This is the context within which to view the “humanitarian” Ebola and vaccinations projects ongoing in Africa. You are free to believe that the monopolistic psychotic corporate pirates and their statists legal covermen care for humanity.

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Monstanto vs the world – How we will win the food war

http://rinf.com/alt-news/sicence-technology/monstanto-vs-the-world-how-we-will-win-the-food-war/

The big idea that industrial producers in the food system want you to believe is that only they can produce enough for the future population (Peekhaus 2010). Thus non-industrial systems of farming, such as all those which use agroecological methods, or SRI, or are localised and family-oriented, or which use organic methods, or non-GMO seeds, cannot feed the world.

Note: The defunct and self serving solution of Bill Gates et al is more psyhcopathic corporatism of the food supply.

Global Security Forum 2014: Expanded U.S. Engagement to Combat Ebola in West Africa

Tom Frieden
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne A. Witkowsky
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Stability and Humanitarian Affairs
Ambassador Donald Lu
Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response, U.S. Department of State
Jeremy Konyndyk
Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID
Moderator:
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Jeremy Konyndyk: “this is a disease that preys on poor health systems and weak government…

Excellent targets for the vulture capitalist!

Jeremy Konyndyk: “…National Medical Corp…risking their lives…in order to fight on National Security priority of the United States(??)”

Ambassador Donald Lu:
UK $320m
France $130m
EU $250M
Japan $145
China $130
World Bank $400
Africa Development Bank $150
IMF $130 in 0% loans
Paul Allen Foundation $100
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $50
Mark Zuckerberg $25m

Ambassador Donald Lu: UN needs $1.5billion until March 2015. They have collected/been pledged $787m
https://csis.org/event/global-security-forum-2014-expanded-us-engagement-combat-ebola-west-africa